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January 17 1913/2013

Montrose - Erastus H. Rogers, aged nearly 93 and the oldest resident in Montrose, died on Friday, Jan. 10. For many years he was a well known wagon maker of this place and was an excellent workman. He had resided almost continuously in Montrose throughout his life, leaving for California when the ‘49 gold rush was on, but came back shortly and resided here ever since. His wife died previously and he leaves a son Frank, of Berwick, and a son, Edward, in Denver. ALSO: Montrose skaters are enjoying the good skating on Jones Lake this week.

Lynn, Springville Twp. - The hand sled that disappeared so mysteriously from H. Fish’s store, around Christmas, has been brought back. ALSO: We notice we don’t hear so much about our rollicking, frolicking Bull Moosers. A lot of the fellows say they only turned Bull Moose to defeat Taft, and now belong to the old line party. ALSO: In Springville J. K. Aldrich is putting lumber upon the ground for a new house and barn, which he will erect on his lot here.

West Auburn - Rev. A. O. Williams, our pastor, in his sermon on “Give us this day our daily bread” in the Lord’s Prayer, declared that the great sin of the American people, is selfishness—greed. We not only want our own daily bread, but also want the bread of others. Let us all think this over carefully and, if guilty, mend our ways at once.

Great Bend - Great Bend has a “Booster Club” that is working for another industry in that place. Every town should have such an organization. If every town had a large percentage of “boosters” and a small percentage of “knockers” conditions would be greatly improved.

Rushboro - Will Galvin, the young man who partially shot his arm off in a hunting accident, Dec. 14, is still in the Sayre Hospital. His arm is beginning to heal, but physicians expect to resort to skin--grafting in order to effect a cure. He will probably be confined to the hospital for many weeks yet.

Choconut - Brother Dominus, a son of James Gilroy, died of typhoid fever at Norristown, Dec. 27. For 14 years he had been a Christian Brother, and was an instructor for 6 years in the Protectory for Boys in Philadelphia. He was buried in the Brothers’ Cemetery, at Ammendale, Md.

Franklin Forks - Hiram F. Smith has sold his farm to J. W. Wood, of Lawton. The transfer was made Tuesday and Mr. Wood will soon take possession. The farm is a valuable one and has been in the Smith family for generations, Mr. Smith’s father, one of the pioneers of Franklin Township, having purchased it. Mr. Wood is an energetic young farmer and it may well be expected that the will continue to make it a paying proposition to the owner. The consideration was $3000. ALSO Miss Mina Birchard has a new piano and she knows how to use it.

Brooklyn - Archie F. Kent, of Brooklyn, is in New York city this week, at the Barnes School of Sanitary Science and Embalming.

Susquehanna - The High school boys’ rifle team won the match with the Sault Ste Marie team of Michigan and this week are shooting against the team of Salt Lake City. ALSO Michael Shields, charged with stealing a shawl from a Polish woman of Forest City, New Year’s evening, pled guilty when identified by the woman. He was held in $500 bail. ALSO: On Wednesday of last week Charles Walker, an employee of the Electric Light company, was caught in the gearing and whirled until his clothing gave way. His right arm was pulled from the socket.

Clifford - Lyndon Ayres went to Philadelphia on Saturday and when he returns he will have a better half. Here’s luck to you, Prof.

Thompson - A bountiful dinner was served last Thursday in Tallman’s Hall to the old soldiers and their wives and the widows of deceased soldiers and a few of their friends. After enjoying the dinner the time was spent in hearing short talks from the following veterans of their army life: Rev. P. R. Tower, Lyman Sanford, B. F. Barnes, Warren Plew and Commander S. B. Whitney; select reading by Mrs. E. C. Leighton, Mrs. A. E. Foster and Mrs. P. R. Tower.

Lenox - The old soldiers of Captain Lyons Post G. A. R., of Glenwood, gave an oyster dinner to the number of 75 including sons of veterans, grand sons of veterans and their families. There were only four of the old boys in blue able to attend. All enjoyed a fine time and we hope to meet with them many years to come.

Harford - On Thursday last the large barn of Judson Tingley, was destroyed by fire. Twelve cows were incinerated and much hay and grain lost. The fire is supposed to have been set by a tramp. A fine horse barn connected by a shed was saved. Insurance very light.

Forest City - Sunday morning L. W. Edwards was startled to hear a heavy rumbling sound which emanated from his store room. He hastily proceeded to examine the cause and what a sight he beheld. The shelving had fallen and the contents were in a promiscuous heap on the floor. Bluing and sugar were blended with syrups and other articles too numerous to mention. It required several hours to clear the wreck.

News Brief - John Kruskus, of McAdoo, does not believe in banks. Surveyors recently found $1300 in his garden, hidden in an old dinner pail. ALSO: On the Montrose Branch of the Lehigh derailments of the cars have been so frequent, of late, that the patrons of the line are asking that something be done about it. Out of its millions they feel that the company should spare a few dollars for road bed and rolling stock betterment to the end that they shall not continue to ride in the fear that any old time a car or the whole train may jump the track.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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